4/22/2011

Good Friday and Easter Links

I wanted to put up a few links to resources on the meaning of the Good Friday and Easter holidays.


Some good books on historical evidence for Christ’s resurrection can be found here, here, and here.

William Lane Craig gives a tight argument for the resurrection on video here.

Some good books on the meaning of the cross are here, here, and here.

Some good books on the applications of the cross and the resurrection to our lives are here and here.

A post on what to preach about on Easter Morning is here. Russell Moore laments the standard far of church pulpits and calls us back to preaching the cross.

J. I. Packer comments on the Cross and Christ’s love here.

Happy Easter everyone!

4/21/2011

Obama Gets It Right

Thanks to Ed Stetzer for posting some of President Obama’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast (There is a video posted at Ed's place too.) 

Obama got this part right. Here is what the President said:



We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work. And everybody in this room has weighty responsibilities, from leading churches and denominations, to helping to administer important government programs, to shaping our culture in various ways. And I admit that my plate has been full as well. (Laughter.) The inbox keeps on accumulating. (Laughter.)

But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples' feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross.

And we're reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world -- past, present and future -- and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

In the words of the book Isaiah: 'But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.'

This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this 'Amazing Grace' calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I've not shown grace to others, those times that I've fallen short. It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son -- his Son and our Savior.

We agree on that part, now if we could just agree on some other things…

4/15/2011

Under the Category of “I’m Glad I Don’t Have to Read That Book…”

Michael Scott Horton reviews Rob Bell’s Love Wins at this link.




Mike Licona reviews Forged by Bart Ehrman at this link.



Thank you Mike and Mike for reading those books and reviewing them for the rest of us.

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